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Old 06-04-04, 09:56 AM   #1
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Greetings - Israel

As a newcomer to this forum I take the opportunity to introduce myself: 52 y, 6'1", originally Californian, road with North Hollywood Wheelmen, raced in Junior category 1968/9, moved to Israel 1977 where my bike activities were very limited, now I recently took up the sport and am involved in forming a new club in the south (Negev). My current bike is a Hetchins (English) bought in 1972 in Tottenham and now I am interested in upgrading to something less archaic. I am currently faced with a choice between Kestrel 200 SCI and Trek 5200 (both used). Since the these new carbon fibre bikes and components are completely new to me, I would really appreciate any advice about these models.

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Old 06-07-04, 06:31 AM   #2
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I know little about anything that is very new or old. Just an urban commuter, here. Still, I'd love to be able to say that I ride a '72 Tottenham.

Welcome to the forums. There aren't many Isralies here. It's nice to have others from the wider world. We can ignore your North Hollywood roots.
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Nice. Israel. Shalom! Manishma? Beseder?
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Old 06-08-04, 01:30 PM   #4
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To me Hetchins represents the standard for the art of bike making - English craftmanship at its best. He paid attention to detail and beauty. His lug work is fantastic and the bike as a whole looks like a work of art (somethiing that does not exist in the new generation bikes). Unfortunately replacement parts are becoming too expensive and since I do train with a group I weighed the cost of upgrading my bike or getting another and it came out infavor of getting another bike.

I spent about half my life in both places - it's kind of hard for me to ignore the first half.
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I know little about anything that is very new or old. Just an urban commuter, here. Still, I'd love to be able to say that I ride a '72 Tottenham.

Welcome to the forums. There aren't many Isralies here. It's nice to have others from the wider world. We can ignore your North Hollywood roots.
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Old 06-08-04, 01:36 PM   #5
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Better yet. Toronto. Hakol tov. How's the riding in Toronto?


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It's alright. It gets very hot in the summer here. I may be going to University of Tel Aviv or Bar Ilan for a year.
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